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One week to Election Day in America: The real choice for workers

By Andre Damon, 30 October 2012

As the 2012 presidential election campaign heads toward its ignominious conclusion, the right-wing and anti-democratic character of the entire process is becoming ever more clear.

South Korean unions enforce new auto productivity benchmarks

By Ben McGrath, 30 October 2012

The union sell-out of the campaign by auto workers will create more onerous working conditions.

The rise of separatist agitation in Europe

By Chris Marsden, 30 October 2012

The growth of separatist movements throughout Europe is a retrograde development that cuts across the critical struggle to unite the working class in opposition to the social counterrevolution being carried out under the auspices of the European Union.

US third party debate presents no alternative for working class

By Eric London, 30 October 2012

Four candidates met in Chicago last Tuesday for what was billed as the first Third Party Presidential Debate.

Massive hurricane hits Northeastern US

By Fred Mazelis, 30 October 2012

Hurricane Sandy brought deadly winds, rain and storm surges to an area of 60 million people.

Poverty, hunger and inequality grow in Spain

By Alejandro López, 30 October 2012

The European recession has increased suffering among the Spanish people.

Lufthansa pushes ahead with job cuts

By Ernst Wolff, 30 October 2012

Lufthansa management has announced details of its plan to outsource and cut jobs.

Fighting erupts between Western-backed “rebels” and Syrian Kurds

By Bill Van Auken, 30 October 2012

Fierce fighting erupted between Western-backed insurgents and Kurds in Syria amid growing threats of a Turkish intervention.

Egyptian Revolutionary Socialists ally with Sawiris tycoon, ex-Mubarak officials

By Johannes Stern, 30 October 2012

The misnamed Revolutionary Socialists have established a de facto alliance with members of Egypt’s financial aristocracy and elements of the old Mubarak-regime.

Australian government pledges further pro-business industrial relations reform

By Terry Cook, 30 October 2012

Australian unions have endorsed Labor’s planned changes to industrial relations laws that undermine workplace protections.